Tuesday, January 1, 2013


In Morning Light

This image might seem an odd one to use on this cold, wintery January 1st. But, it seemed to fit perfectly with my frame of mind as the new year begins.

We all look forward to the new year and the chance, at least metaphorically, to begin again. Our resolutions often focus on what we can do better or what we can do less or more of. I am less in a reforming frame of mind than one of renewed and grateful dedication. Serious illness, which I have faced these last six months, has a way of focusing the mind wonderfully. It brings pain and fear but also reveals much about ourselves and those around us. In my case, I am grateful to begin the new year well, cured and whole. I am more than ever sure of my path and eager to do the work I am meant to do.


Brian McGurgan said...

Happy New Year, Deborah! I'm relieved and grateful that you're well again, too, and am looking forward to seeing all of that beautiful work you'll produce in the coming years - 2013 and well beyond. "In Morning Light" is inspiring - quiet, contemplative, and rich with a feeling of atmosphere.

Deborah Paris said...

Thank you Brian. Best wishes to you and Kyoko for a wonderful 2013!